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The ADAA is a professional organization for dental assistants. It celebrates its 97th year in 2022. President Mary Beth Sjoka identifies its mission as advancing the careers of dental assistants and advocating for the dental assisting profession in matters of education, professional activities, credentialing, and legislation. To promote the ideals and growth of the Association which aids in the accessibility and delivery of quality oral health care to the public. Dental Assistants perform highly technical skilled work under the supervision of dentists in a wide variety of tasks in the dental office, ranging from patient care to administrative duties to laboratory functions.

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Letter From Leadership: Mary Beth Sojka

March 2023

Happy Spring! This is the time of year that brings renewal and rebirth. ADAA is in a season of rebirth and renewal with many exciting endeavors on the horizon. Next year, we celebrate 100 years of representing dental assistants all over the world.

Letter From Leadership: Mary Beth Sojka

Letter From Leadership: Mary Beth Sojka

February 2023

As we begin a new year, we have the opportunity to refresh, improve, expand and update – ourselves, our environments, and our relationships to name a few. As your president and a member of the newly installed Board of Directors, we are looking at all ADAA’s programs and services to ensure the value of your membership.

Letter From Leadership: Mary Beth Sojka

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 April 2023 
  • Shaping Your Future – Dental Assistants Luncheon (Dental Assistants Only, Must Register to Attend)

    2023 South Carolina Dental Association's Annual Session - Sand, Sun, and Sensational Seminars

    April 28, 2023
    11:30AM - 1:00PM EDT

April 18, 2023
7:00PM - 8:00PM EDT

Radiation Safety and You

Presenter: Sarah Stream, MPH, CDIPC, CDA, FADAA


This course is designed for dental providers that may expose radiographs.

April 20, 2023
7:00PM - 8:00PM EDT

Better, Faster, Safer Dentistry - Class is full & registration is closed

Presenter: Ms Kristina Howard, Dentsply Sirona